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  1. Problems getting my combination to work

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    I bought the NN3 and I have a nikon d50 and a tokina 12-24mm lens. They told me it was able to work, but the only way I can do it is to back the camera on the upper rail until it is off the rail and I have to hold it. This obviously doesn't work because I have to hold it on there and it doesn't stay straight. Do I need the bigger nn5 or is there a way to make this work? Thanks for any advice.

    Danny
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    According to the Camerasettings page the Tokina 12-24 needs 101mm.
    The NN3 goes up to 105mm, at least my old one does.

    It should not be a problem.

    Hans
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannystclapp View Post
    but the only way I can do it is to back the camera on the upper rail until it is off the rail and I have to hold it.
    How did you determine this to be the correct position for the camera?



    Badders
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    Hi Danny,

    Welcome on the forum.

    You know that trying to reach the far ends of the rail you have to turn the camera plate to use the shorter 1/3 part of it to fix it in URS?

    Sometimes you even have to use this http://store.nodalninja.com/products...-Mounting.html

    Heinz
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    I did this because it was the only way the end of the lens would meet the center point of the rotator. Plus this was the only way my stitching software would stitch the photos together. Every other time it would come up with errors. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by hansnyberg View Post
    According to the Camerasettings page the Tokina 12-24 needs 101mm.
    The NN3 goes up to 105mm, at least my old one does.

    It should not be a problem.

    Hans
    Where did you find this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badders View Post
    How did you determine this to be the correct position for the camera?
    I did this because it was the only way the end of the lens would meet the center point of the rotator. Plus this was the only way my stitching software would stitch the photos together. Every other time it would come up with errors. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannystclapp View Post
    Where did you find this?
    http://www.nodalninja.com/support/camerasettings.html

    However I see now that you use the D50. The 101 is for the D40 and there is no reports on the D50.
    I checked the difference at the base images at DPreview and actually you just need around 95mm.

    But thats very easy for you to check yourself. It should not take more than a couple of minutes to determine the NPP.

    Hans
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    Hey guys, thanks for the response. I took a little of everything and was able to get it to work. I had to manually add some matching point for a couple of shots but I got it to go, now i just need to fine tune it and get the obvious blemishes to disappear. Thanks again for your help

    I was wondering: what is the best way to get a 360 by 180 with my setup: d50 and tokina 12-24 lens. I was told that I could do it in 12 shots, but how is this done. In two rows? Thanks for any advice.

    Danny
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    Danny,

    you can fine tune your settings using the following links : http://www.easypano.com/forum/displa...1&TopicID=4162

    http://www.johnhpanos.com/epcalib.htm


    These are your settings for the panorama : 8 shots @45°, 2 rows @+/- 30° pitch ( moved up and down ) , +/- 90 ° for Zenith/Nadir shot

    http://www.frankvanderpol.nl/fov_pan_calc.htm

    Regards,

    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 08-15-2010 at 11:01 PM.
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    That helps thanks. The only catch is that with my setup I can't do a 90 degree for my Zenith shot because the camera catches the bottom of the rotator. What do I need to take to get the zenith shot? Thanks so much
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    You can shoot the zenith at 60-65 degree. I guess you can do that.
    Or just shoot the upper row at around 45-47 that also covers the zenith.

    Hans
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